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Drinks and liquids for human consumption, also includes the bottling industry for preparation and sale of such drinks.

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Beverages; Distilled liquor

A neutral spirit (usually made from grain or potatoes) that is clear and lacks any distinctive aromas or flavors. It is believed that vodka dates back to the twelfth century, ...


Beverages; Distilled liquor

Made from the fermented mash of grains such as barley, corn, oats, rye and wheat. “Straight whiskey” must be made from at least 51% of one grain, must not exceed 160 proof, must ...


Beverages; Distilled liquor

A liqueur flavored with herbs and distilled from wormwood, which is very high in alcohol (68 % alcohol; 136 proof), once believed to cause mania and even death. After a long ban ...


Beverages; Distilled liquor

Often this is used as a measure of quality. It is not always dependable, however, because ingredients are a factor.

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Beverages; Distilled liquor

This gives the age of the youngest component of the whisky. Note that maturation stops at bottling so both the year and the age may be significant. A 12-year-old whisky bottled 4 ...


Beverages; Distilled liquor

There are two different types of aging: Wood aging is the process of maturing wines or spirits in wood casks or barrels prior to bottling. The resulting flavors and aromas of wood ...


Beverages; Distilled liquor

Spanish word meaning “honey water” for the sweet sap-like juice that is extracted from the pina of the agave plant. It is fermented for several days and then double-distilled to ...